Jay Weatherill Says Power Grid Will Be “Fine” During Coming Heatwave

Jan 22, 2018


Premier Jay Weatherill has reassured South Aussies their power supply will hold up during the extreme heat set to the state later this week.

Temps are forecast to hit 40-plus by the end of the week and over the weekend.

“Our advice from the Australian Energy Market Operator is that we’ll be fine,” Mr Weatherill told FIVEaa on Monday. “The reason we’ll be fine is because our energy plan has brought on extra supply…”

“Pelican Point is now operating, we’ve got the battery there and of course we’ve got the backup state-owned generators. Leaving aside some catastrophe we should be fine.”